There’s a piece of mine in today’s Crikey, reiterating some of the stuff posted on this site. It begins like this:
Here’s a headline from Israel Today that you didn’t see in many local papers: ‘US, Australia back Gaza strike; rest of the world doesn’t.’
Yes, another Coalition of the Willing has been assembled and, yes, once again we’ve enrolled in its lonely ranks.
The Australian army won’t, of course, see action in Gaza but then the service John Howard provided for George Bush was always far more political than military. Australian support added a veneer of legitimacy to Bush’s illegal invasion – and, as the Israeli press notes, that’s the part Gillard’s playing now.